Aging and Spirituality Integrated Psychotherapy

Date Cancelled
College Emmanuel College
Instructor(s) Isgandarova, Nazila O'Connor, Thomas
Course Code EMP3562HF
Semester First Semester
Section 0101
Online No
Credits One Credit
Location Toronto (St George Campus)

This course examines the theory, research and practice of evidence-based spiritual care and psychotherapy in the field of aging. The course looks at a variety of theories on aging and ways of helping the elderly. There is a focus on various evidence-based modalities for working with the elderly including spiritually integrated psychotherapy, narrative, person-centered, and solution focused therapies. The course engages theories of human growth and invites students to examine their own awareness and safe and effective use of self in working with the elderly. Case studies from the literature will be integrated into the class discussions to explore topics such as stereotypes about aging, changes in lifestyles in later life, psychosocial, cultural and spiritual issues, dementia and mental health issues, death and dying. The course emphasizes the strengths, wisdom and resilience of the elderly.

Pre-Requisites Basic Course in counselling
Schedule TBA
Start Time TBA
End Time TBA
Hours Per Week Intensive
Minimum Enrolment 10
Maximum Enrolment 20
Schedule Notes

<p>Full attendance is mandatory.</p>

Teaching Method
Means of Evaluation
Class Participation
Reflection Paper
Research Paper
Previously Offered Summer 2020
Currently Offered Summer 2023